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Friday,  June 23  2017
Luxembourg - National Day and
 Official Birthday of H.R.H. the Grand Duke Jean
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El Rey has done a beautiful job adding scratchbuilt detail to his limited run resin 1/48 Planet Models SF-260.  El Rey explains his added detailing in his article and finished this beauty in Mexican markings.  I love it!!


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-104 C2 ejection seat from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Italeri kit. 


Thursday, June 22  2017

The Invasion of Russia - Operation Barbarossa 1941

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Philip A. Metz start this update with his absolutely stunning 1/48 Revell F-15E Strike EaglePhilip added an impressive weapons load and finished off this beauty with weathering and great looking nose art.  It's a very cool Strike Eagle.

Gavin Parnaby has pit quite a bit of work into detailing his 1/72 Huma Kalkert Ka430.  Gavin scratchbuilt the cargo interior and finished off the cockpit with photo etch seat belts.  His Luftwaffe glider was then given the classic WW2 camo.  A very cool model indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Ju 290 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 

Wednesday,  June 21  2017
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Tolga Ülgür is here with his stunning 1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25D Mitchell “Tondelayo” adorned in sexy noseart.  Tolga added resin and photo etch to the cockpit and added resin engines and wheels before giving his beauty a fantastic weathering job.  She is a beauty!!!

This detail set is designed for the 1/32 Su-27 Early Tail Stinger from Zactomodels.


This detail set is designed for the 1/32 Static dischargers for F-16 (16pcs+2spare) from Master.


This detail set is designed for the 1/48 F-4J exhaust nozzles from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Tuesday,  June 20  2017
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler joins us today with three of his 1/48 Academy CT-133 Red Knights Shawn includes the history behind this Canadian display team.  I love the look of his Red Knights jets.  

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-117A (Early) Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Monday,  June 19  2017
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Sunday,  June 18  2017
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Saturday,  June 17  2017

Iceland Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic

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Friday,  June 16  2017
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Thomas Brückelt has been very creative designing and building his what-if 1/72 Bird Models Heinkel He 380.  Thomas details the build in his article and I like his design very much.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F4U-1A cockpit set from Eduard ModelThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit. 


Thursday,  June 15  2017
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Klaasjan Schuuring joins us today with his beautifully done 1/72 Italeri F-35A Lightning II.  Klaasjan spent plenty of hours taping this paint scheme and the end result looks fantastic.  It's excellent to see his f-35 on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 TS-11 Iskra Pitot Tubes and 23mm gun barrel from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-47 Thunderbolt Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


 

Wednesday,  June 14  2017

 

United Kingdom - Official Celebration of the 
Birthday of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (1926) (Variable) 

End of Falklands War

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Luqmanul Hakim is here with his spectacular looking 1/72 Hasegawa F-15E TIGER MEET 2005The cockpit was improved and then this beauty was finished in these cool markings along with a gentle weathering.  I really like the look of this F-15E.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-29 Wheels and painting masks from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 US 75 gal metal drop tanks from Eduard Model Accessories.


Tuesday,  June 13  2017
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Waldek Pupar joins us with his beautifully done 1/72 KP Su- 7 BKL.  This particular jet is wearing Afghan markings that include a sharks mouth over a flawless bare metal finish.  Waldek is a skilled modeller and you will see that in his photos.


P.B. has been very creative in making his 1/48 scratch-built Air-Launch Cruise Missile – “SHARUR”.  P.B. explains the build process as well as the history and abilities of his what-if cruise missile, including the background of the name.  I love the models P.B. builds.


Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX wheels 4 spoke, smooth tires from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Landing Gear Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Monday,  June 12  2017

Philippines Independence Day

Russia National Day

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Sunday,  June 11  2017
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Saturday,  June 10  2017

Portugal National Day

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia  Army Day

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Friday,  June 9  2017
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Shawn “phantom” Weiler has been busy building the 1/48 Hobby Craft Vampire for a friend.  Shawn chose a paint scheme from the 1950's using markings from Canuck decals.  Beautiful work Shawn. 

Mike Muth has a passion for WW1 aviation and it is a special treat to see his classic 1/48 K & B Sopwith Triplane on ARC today.  Mike used some parts from the Eduard kit to further enhance this classic kit and he is quite helpful in his article explaining the build and painting process.  I love the look of this Triplane.  

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Su-27 Wingtip Pylons from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 SC-500 German bombs from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 A-1 Skyraider 20mm cannon barrels and Pitot Tube from Master.


Thursday,  June 8  2017
No update today....the top banners are almost restored to all ARC webpages.  I restored  it to a further 2,000 webpages in the past 24 hours.  I'll have a good update for tomorrow.

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Wednesday,  June 7  2017

  Yorktown sunk  - US Carrier Yorktown sunk (1942)

No update today, I've been busy adding the header to the top of the remaining webpages

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Tuesday,  June 6  2017

Sweden National Day 

D-Day - Allied Landings in France in 1944

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Andreas Gordes is here to mark a special 30th anniversary with his 1/48 Italeri Cessna F-172 Skyhawk.  This was the little German Cessna that land in Red Square.  Andreas has the history behind this aircraft as well as some helpful tips for building this model.  Very cool article Andreas.

Dragan Cvetic is here with another of his beauties.  This is his 1/72 Trumpeter Su-15UM with added cockpit detailing and a pitot tube.  The markings are for a Ukrainian jet with a subtle weathering job.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-29 Super Fortress Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Monday,  June 5  2017

Denmark Constitutional Day

Seychelles Liberation Day

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Polly Singh has been busy building 2 much loved classics.  This is his Brothers in Arms - 1/72 Matchbox A-7D Corsair and Academy F-8E CrusaderPolly added extra detailing and gave them both stunning weathering job and finished them off with great looking diorama bases. 

Tigre del Aire has done a restoration of a model for his local museum.  This is his story of the  Extreme recovery, Tin Goose Colombian Air ForceThe restored model turned out looking fantastic in it's Colombian markings. 

Here's a product article for the Extra Foil for Nutter Set - 6" x 6" from The Small Shop.

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Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX weighted wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Gloster Gladiator wheels (spoked) from SBS Model.


Sunday,  June 4  2017

  Battle of Midway (1942)

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Saturday,  June 3  2017
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Friday,  June 2  2017

Italy National Day

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El Rey is here with the beautiful classic 1/48 Dragon He-162A Salamander.  El Rey added some scratchbuilt detailing and left the Jumo engine exposed to show off it's complicated plumbing  This little interceptor is beautifully finished in it's WW2 Luftwaffe camo and darkened panel lines.  Very nice looking Salamander.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ET - AA-10 Alamo-D missiles from Zactomodels.  This missile set is the Vympel R-27ET - AA-10 Alamo-D missile that has been carried by the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Thursday,  June 1  2017

Western Samoa Independence Celebration Day

  Mexico Navy Day 

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Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with an awesome Canadian F-86 selection.  These are his 1/48 Hasegawa Sabre times three in 3 different Canadian schemes.  Shawn explains each scheme in his article and I know I sure did enjoy seeing the variety of paint schemes.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 AGM-12B Bullpup missiles from Eduard Model Accessories These were used on the A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom among others


Here's a product article for the 1/72 BAE Hawk 1000 Series Pitot Tube from Master.


Wednesday,  May 31  2017
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Murad Özer is here with his first model on ARC.  This is Murad's 1/48 Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt built out of the box with fantastic weathering.  Murad is a master when it comes to weathering as you will see in his photos.  I'm pleased to welcome his model to the ARC homepage and hope to see more of his models on ARC in the future.  Welcome Murad.

Artur Kapusta joins us from Poland with his beautifully done 1/48 Hobbycraft F7U-3 Cutlass "Grim Reapers".  The Grim Reapers markings are a what-if scheme and I love the way it looks.  Beautiful work Artur.

Here's a product article for the 4"x4" Photo Etch Bending & Rolling Deluxe Brass Assist from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 F4U-1 wheels with diamond pattern tread from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Eurofighter Typhoon Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


Tuesday,  May 30  2017
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Monday,  May 29  2017

  Memorial Day 

No product articles today out of respect for Memorial Day....My thoughts and Prayers go out to those that never made it home.

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Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job weathering and detailing his 1/72 Matchbox F-14 Tomcat.  Waldek used Grim Reaper markings and custom decals for the crew names by the canopy (I love that!!).  This F-14 is a beauty and loaded with detail.

Polly Singh has gone above and beyond with his 1/48 Battle of Britain Airfix Spitfire Mk I Polly added exhaust and gun smoke stains as well as chipped paint and included ground crew and equipment. to complete his diorama.  It's always good to see a BOB plane on ARC...well done my friend.

Sunday,  May 28  2017

Armenia National Day 

Ethiopia National Day

Azerbaijan National Day

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Saturday,  May 27  2017
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Friday,  May 26  2017

Georgia National Day

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Carmel J Attard has done an exceptional job of his 1/72 Formaplane C-7 Caribou. This is not an easy vacuformed kit to build, but Carmel finished it off to a very high standard with interior and pilot figures.  The markings Carmel chose were for the Puerto Rico Air National Guard during the Invasion of Granada back in 1983, which I think are very interesting markings indeed.

Carl Jarosz joins us today with his 4th model on ARC.  This is Carl's 1/48 Trumpeter F-106A Delta Dart looking excellent.   Carl finished his F-106 in colorful markings as was common during that time period.  Carl's 106 look excellent.

Here's a product article for the 2" Mini Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool  from The Small ShopThis hold and fold is designed for folding smaller parts.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IX wheels (5 spoke, smooth tires) from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Thursday,  May 25  2017

Jordan Independence Day 

Argentina - National Day (1810)
"La Revolucion de Mayo" Anniversary of the Revolution against Spain
No update.  I've been working long hours at my job and fixing things on ARC.  The repairs to ARC and proceeding swiftly.

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Wednesday,  May 24  2017

Eritrea Independence Day 

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Tom Dziedzic has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Tamiya BF-109E-4.  Tom has high praise for this Tamiya kit and as you will see in his photos, it does build into a great looking model of the Emil.  Tom added some weathering and did a lovely job on the yellow nose camo scheme.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27ER - AA-10 Alamo-C missiles from Zactomodels.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hanley Page Victor pitot tubes and refueling probe from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AGM-12C Bullpup B missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.


Tuesday,  May 23  2017
I'm putting in long hours to restore the top banner to all the ARC webpages, but this requires editing the code on all webpages.  But I'm pushing hard to get it done.

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Dragan Cvetic joins us today with his stunning 1/72 Italeri EB-66E Destroyer.  Dragan rescribed the panel lines and finished it off with a SEA camo scheme and a beautifully done weathering job.  This is one very sweet looking model of the Destroyer. 


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Boeing 747-800 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis set is designed for the Zvezda kit.


Monday,  May 22  2017

Yemen National Day

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Mark L. Rossmann is here with a beautiful selection of his 1/48 P-47 Razorback Jugs.  These include a variety of sexy noseart and are built to a very high standard.  Beautiful work Mark.  I enjoyed reading the history Mark includes in his article. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 RS-2US / AA-1 Alkali missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.

Sunday,  May 21  2017

Anniversary of the Chilean Navy and the anniversary of the Iquique´s Naval Combat (South Pacific War, between Chile, Peru and Bolivia)

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Saturday,  May 20  2017

Cameroon National Day

Cuba Independence Day 

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Friday,  May 19  2017

  Turkish National Youth and Sport Day   

ARC Forums are fixed.

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Mehmet Tarık Soylu joins us with a  special model today.  This is  1/144 Revell A400M wearing Turkish markings and beautifully finished.  I love the look of this jet in Turkish markings.

Thursday,  May 18  2017

  US Armed Forces Appreciation Day 

ARC Forums are fixed.

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John "Johnnymac" McCormick has done a stunning job on his 1/32 Tamiya F-4B Phantom IIJohn started out with an F-4J and did all the conversion work to back date his Phantom to a B version.  This included scratchbuilding and aftermarket sets.  The markings were from Zotz's F-4B Phantom Mig Killers decal sheet.  I love the look of this F-4B with it's colorful markings.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 AGM-45 Shrike missile from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-15E Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Wednesday,  May 17  2017

Norway Constitution Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Tenth Battle of the Isonzo.  May 12 – Jun 6  Details

Sten Arne “Tiger27” B Brunsby is here to honour Norway Constitution Day with his stunning 1/48 Kinetic F-5A Freedom Fighter “The Arctic Tiger".  Sten has done quite the amazing job detailing and painting his Tiger Meet F-5.  He gives very helpful detail how he did the painting, I admire how well he did, this jet is a beauty.  I love the resin cockpit detailing.

Polly Singh used a few aftermarket item to build this very special Spitfire.  This is his 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire MK I converted to the prototype with a vacuformed canopy and a conversion set from Paragon.  The paint work on this Spitfire is beautifully done and looks wonderful.  Beautiful job Polly.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missiles from ZactomodelsThe Vympel R-27T - AA-10 Alamo-B missile has been carried by a variety of Russian jets including the MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Avro Vulcan refueling probe boom from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4 British Phantom FG.1 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Tuesday,  May 16  2017

Dambusters Raid - RAF bombing of Ruhr Valley Dams 

No update today.....I'm pushing hard to restore the top header to all the webpages on ARC.  The newer server computer does not support the code for this file so I need to edit all webpages on ARC.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • .Tenth Battle of the Isonzo.  May 12 – Jun 6  Details

Monday,  May 15  2017
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Tom Dziedzic has done a wonderful job detailing his 1/48 Monogram F9F-5 with Reheat photoetch details and finished it all off with some colorful markings from  Eagle Strike decals.  This is one beautiful Jet...I love the markings.  Tom did some delicate weathering including washes.

Shawn “phantom" Weiler is here with the classic 1/3something AMT Shuttlecraft Galelio IIShawn built this classic gem out of the box in all it's glory in 3 days for a Group Build here on ARC.  This one brings back memories, thanks Shawn.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 8 Inch is for bending and folding PE parts. Complements the 8" Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 8" tool).  


Here's a product article for the 1/72 R-3S / AA-2 Atoll-A missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.  


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Rafale M weighted wheels from Royale ResinThis detail set is designed for for any Rafale M kit.


Sunday,  May 14  2017

Paraguay Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Tenth Battle of the Isonzo.  May 12 – Jun 6  Details

Saturday,  May 13  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Tenth Battle of the Isonzo.  May 12 – Jun 6  Details

Friday,  May 12  2017

USS Enterprise CV-6 Commissioning 1938

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Tenth Battle of the Isonzo.  May 12 – Jun 6  Details

Thursday,  May 11  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details

Ian Holahan has done an awesome job on the classic 1/48 Monogram F-102 Delta Dagger.  Ian chose some exceptionally attractive markings and finished off his 102 with a very impressive weathering job.

Kees Kuyper is here with his very creative what-if Black Lightning glider.  This aircraft is a glider with a jet engine when needed.  A very cool looking design Kees.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-4 Phantom II Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Wednesday,  May 10  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details

Duncan starts today with the classic 1/72 Airfix MiG-21F.  Duncan finished his MiG-21 in North Vietnamese markings as it appeared during the Vietnam War.  Duncan outfitted his MiG with air to air missiles and gave it a spectacular jungle camo scheme.  This is quite the attractive MiG-21.

Alacran has dropped by today with his eye catching 1/72 AZ Model Vultee BT-13 Valiant.  Alacran added scratchbuilt parts and an aftermarket canopy and finished it off in a bare metal finish and Chilean markings.  Beautiful work Alacran.

This detail set is designed for the 1/32 Vympel R-60 - AA-8 Aphid missile from Zactomodels. This missile has been carried by a variety of Russian jets including the MiG-21, MiG-29.


This detail set is designed for the 1/72 Vickers Valiant Pitot Tubes from Master.


This detail set is designed for the 1/48 SSW D.III engine from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Tuesday,  May 9  2017

Liberation Day for the Channel Islands  May 9 1945

Russia - Victory Day

 End of Great Patriotic War 

 European Union
Europe Day

  Malta gets Spitfires 64 Spitfires are ferried to Malta by USS Wasp 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Second Battle of the Cerna Bend, a phase of the Allied Spring Offensive.  May 5–9  Details

Klaasjan Schuuring is here is fine style with his 1/48 Kinetic F-16A AdversaryKlaasjan has high regards for the  Kinetic kit and when you see his photos you will see it does build up into a great looking model.   Klaasjan did an awesome job airbrushing the attractive camo with his airbrush.

Carmel J. Attard is here with something very rare and unique today.  This is his 1/72 Contrail Model Aircraft Short Seamew AS.1. with rescribed panel lines made from a rare vac-u-formed kit.  It's an interesting looking aircraft and Carmel's work is flawless. 

Here's a product article for the The Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets from The Small ShopThis tool is the Nutter Set - Scale Model Nuts & Rivets.  The Nutter - A Revolution in Ultra Detailing! 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 UB-32 rocket pods from Eduard Model AccessoriesThese were used on the  MiG-21/23/27, Su-7/17/20/22/25, Mi-17/24.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 P-47D Thunderbolt Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic/Victory Models kit.


Monday,  May 8  2017

V.E. Day - Victory in Europe 1945

No update today.....I've been working on some other issues on the ARC site.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Second Battle of the Cerna Bend, a phase of the Allied Spring Offensive.  May 5–9  Details

Sunday,  May 7  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Second Battle of the Cerna Bend, a phase of the Allied Spring Offensive.  May 5–9  Details

Saturday,  May 6  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Second Battle of the Cerna Bend, a phase of the Allied Spring Offensive.  May 5–9  Details

Friday, May 5  2017

Mexico - Cinco De Mayo  

   Liberation Day in Netherlands  

The ARC forums are fixed. 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes wins an enlarged majority in federal elections with the pro-conscription Nationalist PartyDetails
  • Allied Spring offensive on the Salonika Front.  May 5 – May 15
  • Second Battle of the Cerna Bend, a phase of the Allied Spring Offensive.  May 5–9  Details

George Salerno joins us with his most amazing 1/48 Monogram YAV-8B Harrier Prototype built from 2 Monogram kits using parts from the Hasegawa Harrier kit.  George explains the build process in wonderful detail and his completed model is a treat to see.  Well done George. 

Tolga Ülgür has done a positively impressive job on his 1/32 Hasegawa P-47 D30 “Glenn T. Eagleston”.  Tolga used some aftermarket items to add further detail and then used his own exceptional painting skills to finish and weather this bare metal beauty.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-7E Sparrow Missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 E.E. Lightning wheels from SBS ModelThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Soviet Fighter Pilot with ejection seat from AerobonusThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Thursday,  May 4  2017         Happy Star Wars Day!!!
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Onami built the classic release of the 1/48 Hasegawa F-4J Phantom II as a USN Jolly Rogers fighter in hi-viz markings.  Onami rescribed the panel lines and hand painted some of the markings and added weathering and a weapons load to complete his Phantom.  It's good to see this classic kit being built to such a high quality.  I love the look of this F-4. 


Serge Dompierre joins us with his very realistic looking 1/48 Accurate Miniatures TBM-3 Avenger.  Serge completed his Canadian Avenger using the Belcher's Bits conversion set and then gave his model the perfect weathering job to further add a depth of realism to his bomber.  Beautiful work Serge.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 US Army Helicopter pilot figure - Vietnam War 1960 - 1975 from Aerobonus.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 Kenting Aviation Mosquito decals from Thunderbird ModelsThis detail set is designed for the Tamiya FB Mk.VI kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 PBY-5A Catalina Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Minicraft kit.


Wednesday, May 3  2017

Poland Constitution Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details
  • Third battle of the Scarpe, part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  May 3–4  Details

David Mielke had a grand time building his 1/48 Eduard P-400 (P-39) Airacobra.  David was quite impressed with the quality of this Eduard kit and his exceptional model shows how nice of a model can be built from this kit.  David includes some insight into the colors used on the camo.  I love the look of the sharks mouth.


Rod Bettencourt has chosen a very eye catching paint scheme for his 1/48 Hasegawa A-4E.  Rod has some serious talent for building flawless models and taking very realistic photos of his model.  His A-4 is a treat to see with it's subtle weathering and drop tanks and weapons load.  This looks like a real Scooter on the tarmac.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-27R - AA-10 Alamo-A missile from Zactomodels This missile was  carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-38M Lightning .50 cal Brownings and 20mm cannon tips with flash hiders from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. V radio compartment from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Airfix kit.


Tuesday,  May 2  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details

Dragan Cvetic is here with his beautifully done 1/72 Revell F-47D Thunderbolt.  Dragon built this one for his own display case and finished it in Yugoslavia Air Force markings.  Very nice indeed.


Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here in style with his colour bird  1/48 Hasegawa F-4F Phantom #190.  Shawn built this one for a Group Bird on the ARC forums and it will join other Luftwaffe models for his larger display.  Beautiful work Shawn.


Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Folding Blade 5 Inch from The Small Shop This tool is for bending and folding PE parts.  Complements the 5 Speed Tool head Workstation (This item is included with the 5 Speed tool).


Here's a product article for the 1/72 C-119 Flying Boxcar Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


Here's a product article for the 1/72 UB-16 Rocket Pods from Eduard Model Accessories.


Monday, May 1  2017

May Day Labor Day

Anniversary of first engagement of 

Argentine Airforce Falklands War (1982)

I just got back from a 1 week trip with my daughter visiting my wife in the Philippines.  Long flight.....fun trip....good to be home.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details

Gregor de Ste Croix has spent 6 months creating his stunningly realistic 1/24 Airfix Spitfire Vb.  Gregor converted the big old Spitfire Mk1a into a Spitfire Vb and then finished and weathered it as one of the battle weary Spitfires flown by a Polish pilot with the RAF during WW2.

Željko Pračić is here with his stunning 1/72 Fujimi MiG-21bis in Croatian Air Force markings.  This model has a very cool paintjob.....it is done as the MiG-21's appeared late in their service life with faded paint and dark areas of paint where touch up paint was added.

Paul Coppin has done a wonderful job on his 1/48 Tamiya Beaufighter Mk.VI.  Paul gave his Beaufighter a full weathering job....which is tricky on these aircraft with dark paint jobs, but Paul pulled it off beautifully. 

Sunday,  Apr 30  2017

Saigon fell, end of Vietnam Conflict  April 30 1975

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details

Saturday,  Apr 29  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Series of mutinies in the French army.  April 29 – May 20  Details

Friday,  Apr 28  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Battle of Arleux, part of the Second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  April 28–29  Details

Shows this weekend include:

Sinang Aribowo is here with his 1/48 Trumpeter MiG-19 AURI.  Sinang modified the Trumpeter kit to make an accurate Indonesian Mig-19 and then finished off the flawless bare metal finish with a subtle weathering. 

Élcio Mendes de Araújo is here with a model I sure enjoyed seeing.  This is his 1/48 Testors Rockwell OV-10 Bronco with some additional scratchbuilding and finished in an attractive looking camo pattern with Venezuela Air Force markings.  This is a great looking Bronco using this classic Testors kit

Jorge Beleña "Yoryi" joins us from sunny Spain with his gorgeous looking 1/72 Airfix F-5A Freedom Fighter.  Jorge finished his freedom Fighter with missiles and Iranian Air Force markings.  Jorge is too modest.....I really like the look of his F-5.

Thursday,  Apr 27  2017

Sierra Leone Independence Day 

South Africa Freedom Day

Togo Independence Day

Netherlands King's Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Bartosz Piotrowski has done an exceptionally nice job building and finishing his 1/72 Heller Mirage F1CT.  This Mirage has a weapons load and droptank and is sporting French markings.  I love the look of this Mirage.

Pieter Stam is here with something you won't see often.  This is his 1/144 Platz C-46 in Bolivian markings.  Pieter's article explains the history behind this aircraft as well as what was involved to build this fine little multi-media kit.  The markings were done with custom made decals.

Maurizio Bressan is here with photos from the recent 2012 Bellaria Model Show by Pelikan Guys.  ARC members did attend this very successful and enjoyable show as you will see by the photos.  At the end of the article is a photo of some of the ARC Members.  Now you can put a few faces to names.  Great looking show guy...well done!!!

Wednesday,  Apr 26  2017

Tanzania Union Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Ralf Berger is here to amuse you with his 1/48 Revell Albatros D.V.  This is a new what-if version of the WW1 fighter and is a cross between an updated Albatros D.V and a Predator drone.  You enjoy reading the background story and the model is  a beauty and a treat to see.  Have a good holiday Ralf...have a beer and enjoy.

Kitt Janpayom has done an amazing job building and finishing this 1/48 Academy Mig 29 UB Fulcrum B.  It's a Luftwaffe jet so it fits well with today's Germany National Day theme.  Check out the camo scheme and weathering.....everything looks perfect.  Jets wearing German markings always look great.

Shawn "phantom" Weiler is here to add some variety to today's update with his 1/350 HMS Warspite.  Lots of guns and a very cool war time camo pattern.....ya' can't beat that....and 1/350 scale....so it's pretty big.

Tuesday,  Apr 25  2017

Australia and New Zealand - ANZAC Day

Italy - End of WW2 1945

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Matthias Becker has done an outstanding job building and detailing his  1/48 Italeri Mirage 2000D.  Matthias used resin and photo etch detail parts to dress up most areas of his Mirage before he gave it a truly flawless and very realistic weathering job.  The end result is a model that look realistic than the real plane.

Chris Parsons is here with his gorgeous looking Monogram Cessna 180 to a 185.  This is a classic kit and Chris did some of his one modifications to improve the detail of his float plane and then finished it all off in a diorama setting.  I love the look if it Chris.

Antonio "Coyote Jr." Quiros Ibieta joins us today with his flawless 1/48 Kinetic F-16 MLU.  This F-16 has added resin and photo etch parts and is then finished off in the markings for a Chilean jet .  No doubt about it.....this s one beautifully done F-16.

Monday,  Apr 24  2017
I'll be on the island of Boracay, Philippines visiting my wife this week, but I will do daily updates.  I will be back in Canada May 1.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Second Battle of Scarpe, part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Apr 23 –   Apr 24  Details

Victor De Jesus joins us with another classic model kit build.  This is his sharp looking 1/32 Revell Republic P-47D Thunderbolt in the colors and markings for “The Trojan Warhorse”.  It's great to see people building these classic kits.....it brings back memories.  Thanks Victor.

Vorya Hidaryan is here with an awesome looking 1/72 Academy F-14 Tomcat.  This is an IRIAF (Islamic Republic Iranian Air Force) F-14 in the attractive blue camo worn by the Iranian Tomcats.  Most of the marking were handmade.   I love the look of this F-14.

Kees Kuyper is here to make you grin with his NESA Snail Marsrover. Yes.....NESA (NEtherlands Space Agnecy) is also busy exploring Mars.  Let's hope their Rover doesn't accidentally run over the smaller NASA Mars rover. 

Sunday,  Apr 23  2017

England - St. George's Day

Turkey National Independence and Children Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details
  • Second Battle of Scarpe, part of the second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Apr 23 –   Apr 24  Details

Saturday,  Apr 22  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Second Battle of Doiran.  April 22 – May 8  Details

Friday,  Apr 21  2017

United Kingdom - Birthday of 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second 

Red Baron Manfred von Richtofen shot down 25 yr old (1918)

No update today, my daughter and I are traveling to the Philippines to visit my wife.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails

Thursday,  Apr 20  2017
I worked over 10 hours last night getting the final issues fixed on the ARC site as a result of the move to the new hosting company.  All the domain names are pointed in the right places and the submission e-mail address is up and running.  

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.


WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Battle of the Hills (a.k.a. Third battle of Champagne), a diversion to the Second Battle of the Aisne.  April 17–20

Jean-Charles Goddet is here with a very eye catching 1/72 Aeromaster Dassault Mirage 2000N Sioux.  This is a French jet with artwork of a warrior from the Sioux natives.  Jean-Charles made full use of all the resin detail items that were included in this kit which helped to give his Mirage jet some wonderful detail.  But it is the tailart that steals the show....I LOVE the markings on this one.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 L-29RS Delfin Reccon Conversion from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the AMK kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9B Sidewinder Missiles from Eduard Model Accessories.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 P-51D Mustang Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Wednesday,  Apr 19  2016

  Battles of Lexington and Concord (1775)  


Tolga Ülgür is here with his stunning 1/48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang “Reggies Reply”Tolga upgraded the detail in the cockpit and then worked on upgrading the exterior with wheels, exhausts and corrected flaps.  Beautiful work Tolga.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile from ZactomodelsThe Vympel R-73 - AA-11 Archer missile that was carried by MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-4J wheels and paint masks from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/24 Bf 109 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit. 


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 M/HH-60G Pavehawk decal sheet from Werner's Wings.


Tuesday,  Apr 18  2016

Zimbabwe National Day

Doolittle Raid - U.S. bomb Tokyo (1942)  

P-38 mission to kill Yamamoto (1943)

I'm pleased to report the ARC website has been successfully moved to the new hosting company.  The old hosting company was uninterested in fixing the problem which forced me to move the site.  I will spend the next day getting things settled into the new site. 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • First Battle of Bullecourt, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is with 2 very differet looking Canadian Lancasters.  These are his 1/48 Tamiya Lancasters with one wearing a WW2 night bomber scheme and a second Lanc in a silver search and rescue scheme.  Shawn had to do some extra scratchbuiulding to complete these and he has included some of the history of both of these aircraft.  Excellent work Shawn.

Dragan Cvetic is here with a beautifully done 1/72 Trumepter MiG-29 9.12.  Dragan built this MiG-29 for a friend and finished it as a Yugoslavian jet with flawlessly painted camo scheme.  I love the look of this fighter.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large from The Small Shop.  This tool set is the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Large.  Use for removing larger pieces from the PE frets. Especially useful for Ship builders and Railroad hobbyists.


Floyd S. Werner, Jr. is here with a product article for the 1/48 Spitfire Mk. XVI Seamless Upper Cowling from BarracudaCastThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MiG-29 Weapons Set from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 F-16 Kits Blk 40/42 weighted wheels from Royale ResinThis detail set is designed for the Kinetic kit.


Monday,  Apr 17  2017 

Syria Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails
  • Battle of the Hills (a.k.a. Third battle of Champagne), a diversion to the Second Battle of the Aisne.  April 17–20

Sunday,  Apr 16  2017 

Denmark Queen's Birthday 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne (a.k.a. Nivelle Offensive) ends in disaster for both the French army and its commander Robert NivelleDetails

Saturday,  Apr 15  2017 
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • Battle of Lagnicourt, part of the Second phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Friday,  Apr 14  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Thursday,  Apr 13  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Wednesday,  Apr 12  2017 

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. First Human In Space (1961)

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Tuesday,  Apr 11  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • First Battle of Bullecourt, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Monday,  Apr 10  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • First Battle of Bullecourt, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Sunday,  Apr 9  2017 

Portugal "Dia do Combatente" (The Fighter's Day)

Day of remembrance (La Lys Battle 1918)

WW1 Events - this date in 1917
  • The Canadians obtain a significant victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details
  • Samarrah Offensive, British capture much of Mesopotamia.  Mar 13 – Apr 23, 1917
  • Stalemate in Southern Palestine  Apr - Oct
  • Second Battle of Arras. The British attack a heavily fortified German line without obtaining any strategic breakthrough.  Apr 9 – May 17  Details
  • First Battle of the Scarpe, part of the first phase of the Second Battle of Arras.  Details

Saturday,  Apr 8  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Friday,  Apr 7  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Shows this weekend include:

Thursday,  Apr 6  2017
No update today....I'm pushing hard this week to complete the move of the ARC site from the old hosting company to the new hosting company.  NOT the ARC Forums...the ARC site with all the articles.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Wednesday,  Apr 5  2017
No update today....I've caught a cold and plan to relax.

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Tuesday,  Apr 4  2017 

Senegal Independence Day

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Carmel J. Attard starts today with his stunning 1/72 Frog Canberra T.17 conversion.  Carmel started with the old Frog PR3 kit and then scratchbuilt a nose and other lumps and bumps to make the T.17 version.  Carmel then added detail to the cockpit, scratchbuilt a canopy and wheel wells and then gave his Canberra a great looking camo scheme and finished it with decals from Modeldecal.

Shawn phantom Weiler joins us with 2 of his 1/48 Hobby craft Otter.  Both are Canadian Otters, one on floats and one one skiis.  Shawn frond the markings for both of his Otters from Canmilair decals.  The Otter was and still is an aircraft well suited to the remote areas of Canada and both of Shawn's look GREAT!!!

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Plastic Fantastic UH-72A Lakota decal sheet from Fireball ModelworksThis detail set is designed for the Revell of Germany kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/144 Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321 Landing Gear (2 sets) from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


Here's a product article for the 1/72 P-38 Lightning late armament set from Master.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Bf 108 Wooden Propeller from QuickBoost This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Monday,  Apr 3  2017
WW1 Events - this date in 1917

David Mielke starts today with this beautifully done 1/48 ICM Spitfire Mk.VIIIDavid chose  to finish his Spitfire in desert camo from the Italian campaign for the plane of a Canadian Ace.  He tells some of the history including about a dog fight in his article along with his experience building the ICM kit.  Beautiful work David.

Dragan Cvetic has been very busy on his 1/72 Heller Mirage 5D doing a nose conversion and adding seatbelts and cockpit details and even dressing up the detail on the wheel wells.  Dragan chose a very attractive camo scheme for a Libyan jet.  Very nice indeed.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set from The Small ShopThis Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Photo Etch Standard Rolling Set.  Make curved photo etch parts. Aluminum base makes rolling your parts easy!


Here's a product article for the 1/72 WGr.21 rockets for Fw 190 from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Bf 109 G/K Corrected Spinner from QuickBoostThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


Sunday,  Apr 2  2017 

Falklands War Anniversary

WW1 Events - this date in 1917

Saturday,  Apr 1  2017 

Canada - RCAF Birthday

United Kingdom  - RAF Birthday 

WW1 Events - this date in 1917


USA Nats 2016


Model Shows

Calgary, Alberta June 10, 2017 RMMC IPMS Calgary Model Show Reg 2017

More IPMS Events


ARC Groupbuilds

Big Kit, Big plane, Small (ish) scale GB ends Jan 1 2016

Iron Men, Plastic Ships GB ends Jan 1 2016

A-4 Skyhawk Group Build - ends Jan 1st 2016

The Graveyard Shift - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Skis and Floats, Anything But Wheels - ends Mar 1st 2016

Vietnam War Group Build - ends March 1 2016

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Aircraft Resource Center (ARC Air) is a scale modelling website devoted to all types of scale aircraft modelling.....from Biplanes, Props, Jets and Spacecraft.....real or fictional.  On this site you will find............ 

  • over 14,000 model gallery articles 

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ARC Air first opened in November 15, 1999